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WELCOME
I am a working artist in Bend Oregon. 

  I received my B.F.A from Southern Oregon University followed by 2 intensive years at Penland School of Arts and Crafts. I enjoy working in a variety of media,using an array of tools and techniques.  Currently I teach classes in my studio and I am a contract art teacher at several schools in Bend.  In my studio I create hand printed t-shirts (using carved block prints or a silkscreen), books,paintings,mono prints and glass tile.  I love working with children, opening their world to multiple tools, techniques and media.  I try to use recycled items as much as possible.

I teach classes in my studio to groups of 6-8 children at a time.

I teach 8 week sessions, doing a different media in each week.  There is also a "earth art" component that involves walking in the parks getting inspired by nature or alleys to get inspired by urban design elements.


AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES

Mondays MARCH 31-MAY 12 3:45-5:15
 

Tuesdays APRIL 1-MAY 13 3:45-5:15

 

WednesdaysAPRIL 2-MAY 14 2:15-3:30

Thursdays APRIL 3-MAY 15 3:45-5:15


Artist in schools
I offer many different classes in a variety of media. Working with the teacher we can put together an art class that works best for their class. Each class will include basic art concepts, design ideas and a brief history of the specific art form. I encourage all the students to come up with their own designs making each piece unique.  All of these classes can be tied to a specific curriculum.

ARTIST IN SCHOOLS CLASSES:

TILE MOSAIC-Using tile,glass and stones we design a large or individual wall hanging.  Using broken tiles and other found objects we create a design and atach to board.  Then grout around the tile creation.

CLAY-Pinch pots, formed bowls, pinch animals, wall hangings,family couch and leaves all with stamping for decoration or 6x6 tile decoration.  All created then fired and   glazed.

BOOKS-Basic Japanese sewing techniques, accordion and folded, or more intensive sewn sketchbook or journal.  Making decorative painted papers for covers and insides. 

Could have a printmaking component also.

PRINTMAKING- Monoprinting- ink on plates drawn into and printed.

BLOCK PRINTING-carving e-z cut to create images.

SCREEN PRINTING-with cut out designs or one class image.

T-SHIRT PRINTING- class shirts with logo and stamping.

 MASKS-Personal masks for older class(4-5) .  Made with plaster bandage over face a very intimate process yet awesome!  Then decorated with paint and embellish.  

SPIRIT FLAGS-creating an image out of torn or cut paper we then silk screen it onto a colorful piece of paper and then a colorful piece of fabric to make a set of flags for the classroom.

ECT-Painting on hardboard, polymer clay, wire  sculptures,personal spirit flags








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